Mumbai: Jeweler Killed While Refusing to Share Digital Locker Code? | Bombay News
Mumbai: A day after a jeweler was found murdered in his shop in Nalasopara, police said the thieves failed to open the locker and fled with some silver ornaments on display in the showroom . Two lockers kept in a room at the back of the store contained more than 4kg of valuables worth Rs 2 crore, police said. The safe, which combined a digital and conventional locking system, contained ornaments mortgaged by customers and other jewelers.
Police said the thieves may have snatched the keys from Jain and asked him to enter the code to open the locker. “It appears that Jain did not share the digital code,” said a police official. “The keyring for the conventional lock is missing.”
With no empty jewelry cases found at the scene, police said the thieves may have been unsuccessful in opening the locker.
Sakshi Jewelers’ Kishore Jain (45) has been stabbed multiple times, police said. His daughter found him in a pool of blood at the store.
The police were on 10 teams to catch the masked thieves wearing caps who were captured on the store’s closed circuit television circuit. The interior room where the locker was located did not have digital cameras installed. Police teams have deployed to Mumbai, Thane, Nashik and Gujarat. —Sandhya Nair